If you have suffered a knee injury then did you know that you could be at increased risk of osteoarthritis? This condition can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and a grinding or grating sensation in the knee, limiting mobility and making your knee unstable when you put weight on it. The development of osteoarthritis is often a slow process but if you have suffered a joint injury to your knee or undergone surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament or remove damaged cartilage then you could be at risk of developing this condition.
If your knee injury caused osteoarthritis and you are in pain and suffering, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident happened. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if somebody else was responsible for your accident, and we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
If a knee injury caused osteoarthritis, what treatment is available?
If your knee injury caused osteoarthritis then you may be in pain and find it difficult to move around when symptoms flare up. Treatment for osteoarthritis is available and usually takes the form of using painkillers and NSAIDs to ease inflammation. For more severe symptoms, steroid or hyaluronic acid injections may be used, or your GP may recommend wearing a knee brace to provide your knee with support. Surgery and knee replacements are an option if your osteoarthritis is having a severe impact on your mobility and your life.
When you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a personal injury claim, we’ll take into account the impact your injuries have had on your life including whether or not you have had to take time off work. If you have then you could be eligible to claim compensation for loss of earnings.
Compensation for osteoarthritis after a knee injury
Because osteoarthritis is a progressive condition which can get worse, you could be entitled to a substantial amount of compensation if you have suffered osteoarthritis due to an accident that wasn’t your fault. The best way to find out if you have a viable claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about what’s involved in making a claim. Or you could even take the 30-second test on our website right now to see how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen